Kim Min-jae’s move to Manchester United is imminent.
Kim Min-Jae is a ‘target’ for Manchester United this summer. In the 2022-23 season, the Red Devils built an outstanding center-back duo in Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, but they were in desperate need of defensive reinforcements when both players went out with injuries in the second half of the season. Their replacements, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, were not able to replace the Varane-Lisandro combination at all.
So, Kim Min-Jae was selected as the right man for the job. He tried to make contact several times. Salvatore Caiaza, one of the most reliable sources for Napoli news, also broke the news of Kim’s move to Man United. “Kim Min-jae will go to Man United,” he said on the 5th (KST) on our partner station in Naples, ‘Kiss Kiss Napoli’.
The same news was also covered in England. Citing reports from Italian media outlets Calcio Mercato and Calcio Napoli 24, the British media outlet ‘Daily Mail’ reported, “Kim Min-jae has already negotiated a transfer with Manchester United and is believed to be close to an agreement. Kim has already said goodbye to his Napoli teammates.”
United’s interest in Kim was clear. “Manchester United have made it clear to Napoli defender Kim Min-jae’s agent that they are interested in signing him,” British outlet Sky Sports said in a ‘breaking news’ report on Tuesday.
Napoli wanted to remove Kim’s buyout, but that failed. According to Italian outlet La Libertà, Kim’s representatives rejected Napoli’s offer to remove his buyout. This was something that the player and his agent wanted, and it looks like it will remain the same. 메이저사이트
In this situation, a move to United has become more likely. Transfer market expert Rudy Galletti said on the 13th (KST) on ‘Give Me Sports’ in the UK, “Over the past few weeks, United have held several talks with Kim Min-jae’s agent. The negotiations are now definitely at an advanced stage.”
The same news was also reported in Italy. Transfers News Live, which covers the transfer market, quoted Italian outlet Il Matino as saying, “Kim Min-jae is ready to move to Manchester United. If United pay the buyout clause, which kicks in on July 1, the transfer will be finalized. He has accepted a salary offer worth £9 million (about 14.4 billion won).”